Whatever Happened to My Sister

Author(s): Simona Ciraolo

Picture - Hardback (Ages 3-6)

A young girl sets out to find out exactly what happened to her sister. Who is this new sister? Why does she never want to play anymore?For anyone who has ever felt left behind, Simona Ciraolo, the best-selling author of "Hug Me," paints a touchingly sweet portrayal of the transience of childhood and how adolescence and growing up can be a truly mystifying experience.Simona Ciraolo is a Sardinian born author and illustrator whose witty and endearing tales recently won her the Sebastian Walker Award. Ciraolo studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy, before moving to the United Kingdom where she undertook an MA in children's book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She has also worked as a freelance 2D animator for children's TV shows and illustrated five picture books for an independent Italian publisher. Simona lives in South London.

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"The art is arresting and amusing, a skillful combination of watercolor and other media, using a limited palette. [...] the book is noteworthy for taking the viewpoint of a younger sibling instead of the more common theme of a beleaguered older child. Gently humorous art and text transform a simple story into a haven for children feeling temporarily sibling-wary. A tender, whimsical look at growth, change, and sisters.""Kirkus Reviews" "Ciraolo handles soft crayon with practiced (not to mention fashion-magazine-worthy) skill, drawing domestic scenes and clothing in a palette of warm grays and olives, accented with vivid orange. The advent of adolescence in an older sibling is a less common theme for a picture book, and Ciraolo treats it with style and charm.""Publishers Weekly" "Rendered in muted watercolors and pencil, the illustrations display the action and a sense of isolation. Readers may see their own growing siblings reflected in this thoughtful book.""School Library Journal""

Simona Ciraolo is a Sardinian born author and illustrator whose witty and endearing tales recently won her the Sebastian Walker Award. Ciraolo studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy, before moving to the UK where she undertook an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She has also worked as a freelance 2D animator for children's TV shows and illustrated five picture books for an independent Italian publisher. Simona lives in South London.

General Fields

  • : 9781909263529
  • : Flying Eye Books
  • : Flying Eye Books
  • : 0.354
  • : August 2015
  • : 270mm X 230mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Simona Ciraolo
  • : Hardback
  • : Simona Ciraolo
  • : en
  • : 40
  • : illustrations